printer engine

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printer engine

The unit within a printer that does the actual printing. In a laser printer, it includes the laser and mechanism to transfer the toner onto the paper. A printer engine is specified by its resolution and speed. See electrophotographic.
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On one line, the marking engine codes the lot number, sell-by-date and packaging line number along the side of a corrugated carton.
By marking engines, gearboxes, body panels and interior trim with the indelible dots, owners make it almost impossible for a stolen car to disappear without trace.